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    1. Biochemistry and Chemical Biology
    2. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Mechanistic basis of the inhibition of SLC11/NRAMP-mediated metal ion transport by bis-isothiourea substituted compounds

    Cristina Manatschal et al.
    The structural and mechanistic characterization of competitive inhibition of human DMT1 offers a promising route for the development of compounds for the treatment of iron overload disorders.
    1. Cancer Biology
    2. Immunology and Inflammation

    Contagious Cancers: A ‘devil’ of a problem

    Victoria L Hansen, Robert D Miller
    The discovery of a second facial tumor disease in the Tasmanian devil has provided insights into the emergence of contagious cancers.
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    1. Cell Biology
    2. Computational and Systems Biology

    DASC, a sensitive classifier for measuring discrete early stages in clathrin-mediated endocytosis

    Xinxin Wang et al.
    A new user-intervention-free classification, using single-fluorescent markers, measures conventionally unmeasureable phenotypes in early stages during clathrin-mediated endocytosis.
    1. Neuroscience

    Parkin contributes to synaptic vesicle autophagy in Bassoon-deficient mice

    Sheila Hoffmann-Conaway et al.
    The presynaptic scaffolding protein Bassoon is involved in regulating neurotransmitter release by controlling synaptic vesicle pool size and vesicular protein turnover through increased ubiquitination and Parkin-dependent autophagy.
    1. Neuroscience

    Acute disruption of the synaptic vesicle membrane protein synaptotagmin 1 using knockoff in mouse hippocampal neurons

    Jason D Vevea, Edwin R Chapman
    Knockoff is a tool for researchers who wish to acutely disrupt a membrane protein.
    1. Structural Biology and Molecular Biophysics

    Cryo-EM structures of S-OPA1 reveal its interactions with membrane and changes upon nucleotide binding

    Danyang Zhang et al.
    GTP binding induces rearrangement of S-OPA1 assembly on membrane and thus triggers membrane remodeling with reduced curvature.
    1. Neuroscience

    Heterogeneous somatostatin-expressing neuron population in mouse ventral tegmental area

    Elina Nagaeva et al.
    The midbrain area for salience, reward and aversion in mouse brain harbours among the dopamine cells three subtypes somatostatin-expressing neurons that show combinatorial neurotransmitter phenotypes and interneuron properties.
    1. Neuroscience

    Stxbp1/Munc18-1 haploinsufficiency impairs inhibition and mediates key neurological features of STXBP1 encephalopathy

    Wu Chen et al.
    Two genetically distinct Stxbp1 haploinsufficiency mouse models exhibit seizures and impairments in cognitive, psychiatric, and motor functions, representing robust preclinical models of STXBP1 encephalopathy with both construct and face validity.
    1. Neuroscience

    Imaging neuropeptide release at synapses with a genetically engineered reporter

    Keke Ding et al.
    A series of genetically-encoded fluorescent reporters that allow imaging of neuropeptide release in vivo, with sub-second temporal and nerve terminal-level spatial resolution are developed.
    1. Neuroscience

    Optical detection of three modes of endocytosis at hippocampal synapses

    Natali L Chanaday, Ege T Kavalali
    Single synaptic vesicle imaging shows that kinetically distinct endocytic pathways are differentially regulated by calcium and temperature, and influence the fidelity of synaptic vesicle protein retrieval.